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Old 01-04-2008, 10:35 PM   #31
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Not sure if you need the same or not since your current extract came with the hops added. You don't really need much hop content for a stout so you should be able to get by with just standard extract.

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Old 01-04-2008, 10:41 PM   #32
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definitely dont use another pre-hopped. if it was hopped enough for 5 gallons in the first place, you may have one bitter stout.

You can *get a little funky* and add a hop 'aroma'(with little bitterness) by adding a little bit at 5 minutes or right after you kill the heat.

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Old 01-04-2008, 10:45 PM   #33
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definitely dont use another pre-hopped. if it was hopped enough for 5 gallons in the first place, you may have one bitter stout.

You can *get a little funky* and add a hop 'aroma'(with little bitterness) by adding a little bit at 5 minutes or right after you kill the heat.
So should I just boil up some pure dry dark malt extract (that has no hops added) to add to my batch, rather than buy another pre-hopped LME?
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:25 PM   #34
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There are so few hops in those Coopers cans it won't matter much. That said, LME or DME should work too.

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Old 01-05-2008, 12:11 AM   #35
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Just went into my LHBS... they told me it was too late to try adding any more ME because after 8 days the yeast has already done most of its work... damn. They said to expect a fine tasting beer, just very low ABV. Fine by me. Just didnt want to have to trash the whole 5 gallons.

But I picked up a nice wheat beer kit, which I will be adding 2lbs of honey to, so my mood has picked up!

Why didnt anybody warn me that home brewing was addictive?

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